Data Driven Journalism


The most effective stories are often interactive, visually compelling, and provide deep insight through data. In our increasingly data-driven world, visualisations are becoming a mainstream story form rather than just a complement to news.

Journalists need to now know how to obtain, clean and analyse the growing archive of digitised information as audiences seek information that is simple and easily understood.

This course will focus on putting news into context by simply using data to inform and assist journalistic work without any coding requirements.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand what data journalism is and how it works on a busy news desk
  • Use spreadsheets and basic statistics to find patterns in data that will reveal story ideas and add evidence
  • Transform data into stories, infographics and interactive visualisations
  • Use the best practices and the principles of graphic design to assist journalistic work

This course is for you if

  • You’re a journalist, editor, designer, or developer who wants to make better use of data and incorporate it further into your work.
  • You are a school leaver who wants to learn about new tools and methods for how to work effectively with data visualisation.

What you will learn

  • Introduction to Data Journalism
  • What Makes A Good Data Story
  • How to Collect, Clean, and Analyse Data
  • Telling Stories With Visualisations
  • How to Create Data Stories With Impact
  • How to Manage Your Data Journalism Project

Meet your Trainer

Kuek Ser Kuang (Keng)


Course date

12, 13, 19 & 20 Oct 2019 (Sat & Sun only; 9:30am to 5:30pm)

Register your interest